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October 09, 2013, 11:04:48 AM
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I use linux my wallet was in chown-ed folder but as I install second distro I eventually erase  filesystem parititon of the old distro. After that my wallet (which is in another parition which was left there unchanged -no formatting) has different adress, cleared history, no coins.. but fortunately I backed it up before. So my question is how to restore the old wallet?? I read somwhere that I've to named it wallet.dat and place it somewhere in bitcoin folder but where??
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October 11, 2013, 11:31:26 PM
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This depends entirely on what Bitcoin client you're using. If it's Bitcoin-Qt, then the wallet file is indeed named wallet.dat. You can recover it by reinstalling Bitcoin-Qt (which it sounds like you may have already done), and replacing your newly-installed wallet.dat with the wallet.dat from your backup. If it's a different client, the file name (and possibly the process to recover it) will be different.

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October 11, 2013, 11:45:34 PM
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https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Data_directory

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By default Bitcoin will put its data here:

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~/.bitcoin/

You need to do a "ls -a" to see directories that start with a dot.

If that's not it, you can do a search like this:

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find / -name wallet.dat -print 2>/dev/null

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October 14, 2013, 08:41:23 AM
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Thanks fellas,
solved but I've another question, how can I recover history? I upgraded the btc client to 0.8.5 version and I've blk000x.dat... files and blkindex in old version, I copied it into new version but that won't work
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October 14, 2013, 08:44:51 AM
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You may delete all files except your wallet and the blockchain will be downloaded again
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